Thursday, July 22, 2010

Go On! More ABA intlaw sessions

(Go On! is an occasional item on symposia and other events of interest) In addition to the free session on the international death penalty about which we've already posted, other complimentary programs of intlaw interest are scheduled in tandem with the upcoming American Bar Association annual meeting in San Francisco.
According to an e-mail just received from the ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security, here are complimentary events (caveat: not always so flagged in the full ABA program) that the section has planned, in cosponsorship with the Section of International Law and a number of others:

Friday, August 6
Immigration Reform: Court Reform and Beyond, 2-4 p.m., Moscone Center West, 747 Howard Street, Second Floor, Room 2009. Discussing various legislative and administration proposals will be Chief Counsel Roxana Bacon, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services; Director Lucas Guttentag, American Civil Liberties Union Immigrants' Rights Project; Judge Dana Leigh Marks, President of the National Association of Immigration Judges; and Deputy Assistant U.S. Attorney General Juan Osuna, Chair of the Board of Immigration Appeals. Karen T. Grisez, Chair of the ABA's Commission on Immigration, will moderate.
Cyber Security, Law and Liability - Thieves, Spies and Hostile Armies, 3:45-5:15 p.m. Moscone Center West, 747 Howard Street, Room 2022. Risks of and strategies to combat cyber-insecurity will be discussed by: Stewart A. Baker, former Assistant Secretary for Policy Department at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Pacific McGeorge Law Dean Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker; and Council of Foreign Relations Fellow Robert K. Knake. Harvey Rishikof, who heads the ABA's national security standing committee, will moderate.

Saturday, August 7
Standards in International Law: Anticipatory Self Defense and WMD Programs - The Use of Lethal Force, 8:30-10 a.m., Moscone Center West, 747 Howard Street, Room 2020. Discussing preemptive strikes, U.N. Charter obligations, and other use of force issues will be discussed by Army Col. W. Renn Gade; Professor Ruth Wedgwood (Johns Hopkins); Deputy Director Leonard S. Spector, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies; and Professor Orde Kittrie (Arizona State). Commander Chris Bidwell, National Security Counselor for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency at Ft. Belvoir, Virginia, will moderate.
Careers in National Security Law, 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Marriott Marquis, Golden Gate Hall, C1, B2 Level, 55 Fourth Street. Addressing private- and public-sector job growth in national security law and ways to find such work will be Lt. Colonel James Durant, Deputy Head of the Air Force Academy's Department of Law; Professor Michael Greenberger (Maryland); and Texas Tech law student and Iraq War veteran Jeff Mustin. Andrew Borene, Manager of Intelligence Community Programs at LexisNexis, will moderate.
For the full program of ABA annual meeting events is here.

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